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Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 11:58PM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia announces a mobile game
Players will be able to participate in poorly planned money-making schemes on It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile.
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 9:42PM EDT
Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell was a show five years ahead of its time
Bell, now host of CNN's United Shades of America, had a Chris Rock-produced FX (and, later, FXX) late-night talk show that ran for two seasons, from 2012 to 2013. Yet its legacy lies in the rising stars it showcased, including comedians Guy Branum (now host of Talk Show the Game Show), Hari Kondabolu (of The Problem with Apu fame) and Aparna Nancherla (who is "everywhere right now") -- not to mention Bell himself. As Jason Zinoman notes, Totally Biased's "legacy has only grown thanks to the success of its on-air talent, particularly its crew of progressive, diverse stand-up correspondents, many of whom got their first major national exposure on the show." Bell's show, Zinoman adds, was unlike other shows at the time: "Less wonky, more polemical and eager to engage in debate. Unlike many hosts, he was not afraid to cede center stage, putting the spotlight on an exchange about rape jokes between Lindy West and Jim Norton, for instance." ALSO: W. Kamau Bell discusses his new Netflix special, Private School Negro.
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 5:37PM EDT
Mindy Kaling is coming to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Kaling tweeted a photo this morning of her reading a script from the FXX series.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Danny DeVito responds to a teenage girl who took a cardboard cutout of him to prom -- with a cardboard cutout of her
DeVito posed with a cardboard cutout of teen Allison Closs on the set of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Charlie Day says It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is aiming for a record-breaking 15 seasons -- Glenn Howerton might return
Day tells The Wrap that “fans should feel hopeful” of Howerton returning for Season 13. He says he and fellow Sunny stars are hoping to break the record for a live-action sitcom. “You definitely get Season 13, which we’re making right now, and Season 14, which we’re contracted to do, and then beyond that, it’ll be up to FX,” he says. “But I think 15 is the record for a comedy, so I imagine we’ll all want to hold the record for the longest-running comedy in America. Fifteen would be the record for the longest live-action comedy, so we’ll probably try and break that record if we can.”
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 1:40PM EDT
Test footage from Donald Glover's Deadpool leaks online
The animation company Titmouse posted its animated footage using Ryan Reynolds' dialogue from his Deadpool movie, which Glover and FX rejected. The Deadpool series was supposed to be animated by the company behind Archer. ALSO: Deadpool's mission was to give Rick and Morty “a run for their money," says writer Stefani Robinson.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Donald Glover's Deadpool dispute reveals a Marvel that is scared of taking risks
If Marvel wants to keep churning out new series and movies, it needs to make bold moves, says Liz Shannon Miller. But with Glover's mock script, we now know that Marvel is even protective of its most rebellious character. "Donald and Stephen Glover had clearly aimed to challenge the status quo with their take on Deadpool, she says, and the fact that it didn’t fly with Marvel is worth noting."
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Stephen Glover: Our Deadpool animated show "wasn't too black" -- Taylor Swift episode was the "final straw"
Donald Glover's brother tweeted this morning there was a Taylor Swift-centric episode in the works. “There really was a Taylor Swift episode,” Stephen wrote in a since-deleted tweet backing up his brother, according to The Wrap. “It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol.” In a second tweet, he wrote: "Our show wasn’t too black. It wasn’t really that black at all. But we definitely wanted to give Rick and Morty a run for their money and I think we would have. Proud of the gang.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Donald Glover's script mocking Marvel for his canceled Deadpool project was a rare peek inside industry drama
The tweet thread that Glover posted early this morning "was a remarkable way to shed a light upon industry drama that does not often reach social media, a public statement in the form of a puzzle in the form of a script that both confounded and intrigued his fans," says Jonah Engel Bromwich. Meanwhile, FX says Glover's recent New Yorker interview had nothing to with the project's demise. An FX spokesperson said the network supported Glover, but Marvel decided to go in a different direction.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Donald Glover tweets canceled Deadpool script
"for the record: i wasnt too busy to work on deadpool," tweeted Glover, who rarely tweets, in addressing rumors that he might have been too busy to work on Marvel's Deadpool series. Glover then proceeded to send out numerous tweets of images of the FXX Deadpool animated series script titled "Finale." FX announced over the weekend that it was not proceeding with Deadpool "due to creative differences" with Marvel. In the script, Glover rips Marvel through the voice of Deadpool, hinting that racism might've caused the rift. "Do you think they cancelled the show... cause of racism?!" says Deadpool, adding: "All the writers were black. And the references were pretty black too. I heard they went over the lunch budget ordering Jamaican food at least once a week."
Posted Sunday 3/25/18 at 1:59AM EDT
FX and Donald Glover exit Deadpool animated series over "creative differences" with Marvel TV
FX gave the Deadpool animated series a 10-episode order for FXX last May. “Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series, FX will no longer be involved with the project,” FX said in a statement, . “FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.”
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 2:03PM EST
Archer: Danger Island gets a season premiere date
FXX has announced that Season 9 of Archer will premiere on April 25.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia theme was played in the empty Super Bowl stadium after the game
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Glenn Howerton would love to keep doing It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on a Curb Your Enthusiasm-style schedule
No decision on his future on the long-running comedy has been made, Howerton said while promoting his new NBC comedy A.P. Bio at the TV press tour, but there’s still talk about doing an irregular schedule. “We’ve talked about that,” he said. “We love the show and we love each other and we want to keep doing it and if we can get away with just doing it whenever we want, why not?” Howerton said. “Creatively speaking, we just want the show to be good, so if any of us is feeling burned out and we feel like it’s gonna compromise the quality of the show, we just won’t do it.”
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 5:32PM EST
FX could be a victim of the Disney-21st Century Fox merger
“FX owns one of the most prestigious track records in all of cable,” says Steven Zeitchik, yet “no one seems to know where it will fall” in the aftermath of the Disney-21st Century Fox consolidation. FX won 18 Emmys last year, the most-ever for a basic cable channel. “But it is also a niche channel that rarely scores more than a few million viewers for its shows and regularly engages in the kind of critic- and award-friendly material Disney has shown little appetite for,” says Zeitchik. On the one hand, FX’s identity for upscale and prestigious shows and its relationship with highly regarded showrunners like Ryan Murphy may help Disney compete with Netflix. On the other hand, there’s a chance FX can lose its identity as Disney seeks shows with more mass appeal. “FX has been responsible for some really great television, but these are shows that, relatively speaking, don’t get a lot of viewers,” Zeitchik quotes cable expert Cory Barker as saying. “And it seems everything Disney continues to do is move toward its big-property, profit-maximization strategy.” Barker adds: “It’s hard to see where FX fits in.”